The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Cisco products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cisco over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Cisco Systems, Inc.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco
Scotland / Aberdeen
Rank 4 3 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 +10  
Contract jobs citing Cisco 7 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 19.44% 30.77% 8.22%
As % of the Vendors category 31.82% 36.36% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £450 - £285
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £359 £350
% change year-on-year +1.04% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 1
Median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.22% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year -1.23% -5.81%  

Cisco is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Aberdeen
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 22 22 47
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen 61.11% 84.62% 64.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 13
Median daily rate £363 £490 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.02% +71.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £395 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £530 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 8
Median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +181.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

Cisco
Job Vacancy Trend in Aberdeen

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Aberdeen citing Cisco as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco in Aberdeen

Cisco
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cisco in Aberdeen.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco in Aberdeen

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco in Aberdeen.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco in Aberdeen

Cisco
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco in Aberdeen over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cisco in Aberdeen

Cisco
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cisco also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Aberdeen region with a requirement for Cisco.

1 21 (95.45%) LAN
2 19 (86.36%) WAN
3 18 (81.82%) TCP/IP
4 17 (77.27%) MS Visio
4 17 (77.27%) QMS
5 15 (68.18%) Release Management
5 15 (68.18%) CMDB
5 15 (68.18%) Problem Management
5 15 (68.18%) ITIL
5 15 (68.18%) Wireless
5 15 (68.18%) Configuration Management
5 15 (68.18%) Project Management
6 14 (63.64%) OSPF
6 14 (63.64%) Finance
6 14 (63.64%) Cisco IOS
6 14 (63.64%) Network Design
7 13 (59.09%) MPLS
7 13 (59.09%) CatOS
7 13 (59.09%) BGP
7 13 (59.09%) Multicast
8 10 (45.45%) Siemens
8 10 (45.45%) BT
8 10 (45.45%) Quality Management
8 10 (45.45%) C
9 8 (36.36%) HP
10 7 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (27.27%) VPN
11 6 (27.27%) Firewall
12 5 (22.73%) Network Security
12 5 (22.73%) MS Excel

Cisco
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 17 (77.27%) MS Visio
2 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (95.45%) LAN
2 19 (86.36%) WAN
3 18 (81.82%) TCP/IP
4 15 (68.18%) Wireless
5 14 (63.64%) Cisco IOS
5 14 (63.64%) OSPF
6 13 (59.09%) BGP
6 13 (59.09%) MPLS
6 13 (59.09%) Multicast
7 6 (27.27%) Firewall
7 6 (27.27%) VPN
8 5 (22.73%) Network Security
9 4 (18.18%) NetScreen
10 2 (9.09%) Cisco Wireless
10 2 (9.09%) VLAN
10 2 (9.09%) VoIP
10 2 (9.09%) WLAN
11 1 (4.55%) Cisco IPT
11 1 (4.55%) Cisco PIX
11 1 (4.55%) IGMP
General
1 14 (63.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (86.36%) Network Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Security Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Network Support
5 3 (13.64%) Implementation Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Network Design Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Project Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 15 (68.18%) CMDB
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) QMS
2 15 (68.18%) Configuration Management
2 15 (68.18%) ITIL
2 15 (68.18%) Problem Management
2 15 (68.18%) Project Management
2 15 (68.18%) Release Management
3 14 (63.64%) Network Design
4 10 (45.45%) Quality Management
5 4 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (18.18%) Fault Management
6 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
7 2 (9.09%) Network Management
8 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.64%) CCNA
2 3 (13.64%) CCNP
2 3 (13.64%) CCSP
2 3 (13.64%) CISSP
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
3 2 (9.09%) CCIE
4 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) BT
1 10 (45.45%) Siemens
2 8 (36.36%) HP
3 5 (22.73%) Juniper
4 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds